Postdoc Model-based control of Soft Objects and Robots

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 25 Mar 2024

17 Feb 2024
Job Information

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

25 Mar 2024 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

We seek a postdoctoral researcher for a project on model-based control of deformable mechanical systems (objects, soft robots). This role involves advancing theoretical models and methods and validating these approaches experimentally - with the ultimate goal of generating a leap forward in the capability of robotic systems to handle complex deformations.

Candidates should have a robust background in control theory, nonlinear dynamics, or machine learning as applied to robotics. Publications in these fields are an advantage.

We aim to offer a platform for researchers to grow in a multidisciplinary and supportive environment. This position will allow you to grow as a researcher, preparing you for different aspects of your next steps in the academic journey. Your responsibility will include coordinating project activities, including supervising master's students and mentoring junior Ph.D. students, ensuring a collaborative and productive research environment. You will have the opportunity to interact with stakeholders in and out of academia and see your developments applied in real-world contexts.

Specific Requirements

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications. However, please consider submitting

Also if you do not match 100% of the requirements. The ideal candidate does not exist, and no one is perfect.

  • Ph.D. degree (awarded or close to completion) in Robotics, Control Theory, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a closely related field.
  • Experience with carrying out experimental work.
  • Proven experience in autonomously managing professional responsibilities (examples: teaching, research, interaction with third-party stakeholders, grant writing, guiding MSc students).
  • Fluent communication skills in English, both written and oral.

Additional Information

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 4.036 - € 5.090 per month gross). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

This postdoc position has a fixed-term contract of 24 months.

Selection process

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

Additional comments

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by March 25, 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Cosimo Della Santina, e-mail: [email protected] .

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Delft University of Technology
Postal Code
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

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Mekelweg 2
Postal Code

2628 CD


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